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Using Menus in your Flex 4.5 Mobile Application

There is a new Spark ViewMenu component to use for mobile application development. Here’s a list of important facts to know about the ViewMenu: ViewMenu is automatically created when the device Menu button is pressed, but can be programmatically opened as well. VewMenu will close when you click outside of it, but can also be […]

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Updating Flash Builder Burrito Applications to Flash Builder 4.5

April 27, 2011By 34 Comments

Have you downloaded the latest Flash Builder 4.5 from pre-release (and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?!) and tried to import a project you built in Flash Builder Burrito only to find a bunch of errors? I made a list of things I discovered when going through this process and noted them below. […]

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Flash Builder 4.5 – Mobile Highlights

April 11, 2011By 28 Comments

Now that Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 have been announced and will be available to the public soon, I’ve put together a list of some mobile highlights to show off more of what you can expect to do with this release. A bunch of new samples based around these releases are coming soon to […]

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Flash, Flex/AIR Coolness in Tampa!

April 8, 2011By 0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 19th, HD Interactive and Greg Wilson (Enterprise Evangelism Group Manager at Adobe) will host the Tampa Flash Flex and AIR Developer’s Group meeting featuring Lee Brimelow, Game Developer and Evangelist from Adobe. Lee and Greg will be showing off some wicked cool stuff, including 3D Molehill, mobile application development and more of […]

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Flex 4 Localization Quick Start

March 15, 2011By 34 Comments

Recently I was tasked with localization of the Adobe AIR Launchpad application (making it multi-lingual) and thought I would write up some notes for those facing this task. Flex 4 makes the localization task much easier. To read more about framework localization in particular (such as modifying the defaults used in the Alert dialog or […]

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Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta Version 2.5 – Gone Multilingual and More!

March 7, 2011By 7 Comments

The Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta application has been updated again with the following list of changes for version 2.5: Localization I’m happy to say the Adobe AIR Launchpad is now multilingual and has been translated into 8 different languages! The language used at runtime is determined based on the default OS language. The languages currently […]

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Blog Updated

February 22, 2011By 9 Comments

If you’ve been here before you will notice that something has changed! It seemed like it was about time for a blog makeover, so I’ve updated the theme and URL in hopes that everyone finds the content easier to navigate and read. I changed the URL from to, so please update your bookmarks/RSS […]

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Tour de Flex – New Mobile Development Additions

January 27, 2011By 6 Comments

Tour de Flex (desktop and web version) were updated today to include a new mobile section showing samples using the Flex 4.5 SDK (Hero), so be sure to check it out! There are also links to download Flash Builder Burrito (Preview), Adobe AIR Launchpad, Tour de Mobile Flex and other resources to help you get […]

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Automatically Scroll Flex Mobile TextArea

December 16, 2010By 31 Comments

If you’re doing any mobile development with the Flex 4.5 (Hero) SDK or Flash Builder Burrito, this tip may be useful to you. A fairly typical use of a TextArea in an application is to use it as a log where you would want it to scroll automatically as text is being added. Currently if […]

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Using Flex Containers – Tips and Reference

November 10, 2010By 24 Comments

This post is intended to give developers a quick reference guide to using Flex 4 containers and layouts. Though it’s not necessarily a complex issue, it does seem to be a source of frustration for many, and particularly those beginning Flex. Code often ends up with too many nested containers and extraneous properties that aren’t […]

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